In fuga dalla Casa della Follia

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Mary and Marsha in the Manor of Madness è il titolo del cortometraggio che vi presentiamo oggi, un divertente incontro tra il mondo di H.P.Lovecraft e le scene comiche alla Scooby-Doo.

Kris e Kurtis Theorin della Something’s Avry Production sono gli ideatori e realizzatori di questo originale video di appena tre minuti che mescola in modo molto simpatico due generi apparentemente distanti tra loro, con un mix di disegni a mano e tecniche 3D.

Buona visione!

 

IMG_3161Mary and Marsha in the Manor of Madness: this is the title of the short film drawn and animated by Kris and Kurtis Theorin from Something’s Avry production, mixing the horror of a lovecraftian world with the humour of a Scooby-Doo chase.

The video is almost three- minutes long and it blends hand-drawn art with 3D techniques. 

 

 

Annunci

Podcast con John Langan

IMG_3155John Langan parla del suo ultimo romanzo, The Fisherman, al podcast di This is Horror.

Nella puntata anche le sue riflessioni su come “allenare” la mente per le buone idee e la scrittura creativa.

Il podcast è disponibile a questo link.

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John Langan talks on This Is Horror’s podcast about his last novel, The Fisherman, how to train the mind for good ideas and creative writing.

The podcast is available at this link.

 

 

Lovecraft a teatro

IMG_3147Lovecraft’s Tales è il titolo della rappresentazione ispirata ai racconti di H.P. Lovecraft, in scena al Teatro Senza Tempo di Roma per due repliche straordinarie il prossimo 6 agosto.

Lo spettacolo, in lingua inglese e diretto da Mary Ferrara, segue le vicende interconnesse di Alexander e Alice, alla scoperta del mondo magico e inquietante delle atmosfere lovecraftiane.

DOVE: Centro Studi Cappella Orsini- via di Grotta Pinta 21, Roma

QUANDO: domenica 6 agosto 2017

Maggiori informazioni e prenotazioni a questo link.

 

Lovecraft’s Tales, on stage in Rome on August the 6th, will explore the world of H.P.Lovecraft’s works, through a play where two fictional characters, Alexander and Alice Lee, discover their live stories interwined with the magical and disturbing atmosphere of Lovecraft’s tales.

The play, dramatised and directed by Mary Ferrara, will take place at the Centro Studi Cappella Orsini- via di Grotta Pinta 21, Roma. More informations at this link.

Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders

PrintLa Casa Editrice Crystal Lake Publishing ha pubblicato recentemente una nuova antologia weird: Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.

Il volume, disponibile sia in formato cartaceo che digitale, offre una vasta scelta di racconti, divisi in tre sezioni come da titolo, di famosi scrittori del fantastico come Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Richard Thomas e molti altri.

L’antologia è curata da Doug Murano, con introduzione di Josh Malerman, illustrazioni di Luke Spooner e copertina di John Coulthart.

 

We announce a new weird anthology by Crystal Lake Publishing: Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, available from the end of July in paper and digital edition.

Featuring Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Brian Kirk, Hal Bodner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, John Langan, Erinn L. Kemper, John F.D. Taff, Patrick Freivald, Lucy A. Snyder, Brian Hodge, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Coake, Sarah Read and Richard Thomas. Foreword by Josh Malerman. Illustrations by Luke Spooner. Cover art by John Coulthart.

 

Weird in TV con Chiang e LaValle

IMG_3138L’emittente televisiva statunitense AMC ha annunciato otto nuovi progetti televisivi, due dei quali ispirati rispettivamente a opere di Ted Chiang (Liking What You See) e Victor LaValle (The ballad of Black Tom).

Liking What You See sarà sviluppato dallo sceneggiatore del film Arrival, Eric Heisserer, con Chiang come consulente.

Il progetto ispirato a La Ballata di Black Tom invece non ha ancora un titolo definitivo ma l’Autore ne sarà il produttore esecutivo.

Maggiori informazioni sul sito ufficiale di AMC.

The American AMC just announced eight new tv projects for 2018 and beyond: one is based on a story by Ted Chiang, Liking what you see, and another on The Ballad of Black Tom by Nebula Award winner Victor LaValle.

Liking what you see will be developed by Arrival’s screenwriter, Eric Heisserer, with Chiang as a consultant.

The project based on The ballad of Black Tom has no title yet but LaValle will be co-executive producer.

More informations on the AMC official website.

(Victor LaValle’s photo by Alyssa Loh)

Il sorriso oscuro di Mervyn Wall


La Casa Editrice irlandese Swan River Press ha annunciato la prossima pubblicazione dell’antologia A flutter of wings di Mervyn Wall.

Il volume raccoglie alcuni esempi dell’opera dello scrittore irlandese, più noto per i suoi lavori satirici (The Unfortunate Fursey e The return of Fursey), con introduzione di Val Murkens e immagini di Clare Brennan.

 

“Strange,” he said to himself. “I had an idea that Pat’s Tommy was dead.” — “Cloonaturk

 

Publisher Swann River Press announced a new volume dedicated to the Irish writerIMG_3117 Mervyn Wall, A flutter of wings.

The anthology collects stories from Wall’s entire carreer, showing his satirical and grim side, with an introduction by Val Murkens and cover art by Clare Brennan

 

World Fantasy Awards 2017: i finalisti

IMG_3109Sono stati annunciati i finalisti del World Fantasy Award 2017 per i lavori pubblicati nel 2016.

I vincitori saranno proclamati alla World Fantasy Convention di San Antonio, Texas, che si terrà dal 2 al 5 Novembre.

Il premio alla carriera per meriti eccezionali nel campo della letteratura Fantasy andrà a Terry Brooks e Marina Warner.

Qui di seguito, la lista completa dei finalisti, tra i quali siamo lieti di sottolineare la presenza di Victor LaValle con The Ballad of Black Tom nella categoria “migliore romanzo breve”, opera pubblicata in italiano da Edizioni Hypnos.

 


The Finalists for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards for works published in 2016 have been IMG_3005 announced.

The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, to be held on November 2-5, 2017 in San Antonio TX.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards will go this year to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

Here follows the complete list of the Finalists: we are happy to congratulate Victor LaValle for The Ballad of Black Tom (published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos), nominated in the category “best long fiction”.

 

Best Novel

Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
Roadsouls, Betsy James (Aqueduct)
The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North (Redhook; Orbit UK)
Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff (Harper)

Best Long Fiction

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (Tor.com Publishing)
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com Publishing)
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
“Bloodybones”, Paul F. Olson (Whispered Echoes)
A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Short Fiction

“Das Steingeschöpf”, G.V. Anderson (Strange Horizons 12/12/16)
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies”, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
“Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
“Little Widow”, Maria Dahvana Headley (Nightmare 9/16)
“The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me”, Rachael K. Jones (Clockwork Phoenix 5)

Best Anthology

Clockwork Phoenix 5, Mike Allen, ed. (Mythic Delirium)
Dreaming in the Dark, Jack Dann, ed. (PS Australia)
Children of Lovecraft, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, Karen Joy Fowler & John Joseph Adams, eds. (Mariner)
The Starlit Wood, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)

Best Collection

Sharp Ends, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit US; Gollancz)
On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories, Tina Connolly (Fairwood)
A Natural History of Hell, Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer)
Vacui Magia, L.S. Johnson (Traversing Z Press)
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Ken Liu (Saga; Head of Zeus)

Best Artist

Greg Bridges
Julie Dillon
Paul Lewin
Jeffrey Alan Love
Victo Ngai

Special Award, Professional

L. Timmel Duchamp, for Aqueduct Press
C.C. Finlay, for editing F&SF
Michael Levy & Farah Mendlesohn, for Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press)
Kelly Link, for contributions to the genre
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre

Special Award, Non-Professional

Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Neile Graham, for fostering excellence in the genre through her role as Workshop Director, Clarion West
Malcom R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer, for their publication The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume Two: Gods and Goddesses (Michael Publishing)
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
Brian White, for Fireside Fiction Company

The Twilight Zone a teatro

The Twilight Zone, la serie di fantascienza culto creata da Rod Serling negli Anni Sessanta, sarà adattata a pièce teatrale.

Le prime rappresentazioni saranno organizzate a dicembre presso l’Almeida Theater di Londra, su una sceneggiatura di Anne Washburn, con la regia di Richard Jones e la collaborazione di CBS, che detiene i diritti dello show.

 

The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s sci-fi anthology series will be adapted as a stage play, debuting at London’s Almeida Theatre this December. The script is from Anne Washburn and the play will be directed by Richard Jones; CBS will be the producer, still holding the rights for the show.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu

Titan Books presenta il secondo mash-up tra il celebre investigatore di Baker Street e  IMG_3031i Miti creati dalla penna di H.P. Lovecraft con Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The adventure of the deadly dimensions.

Mistero e investigazione, geometrie non euclidee e minacciose creature ibride delle Profondità, sono alcuni degli ingredienti weird che l’Autrice, Lois H. Gresh, mette in campo per conciliare i due universi letterari, sulla scia del più noto A study in emerald di Neil Gaiman.

 

 

The Great Old Ones confront the famous Detective from Baker Street in Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The adventure of the deadly dimensions.

The volume, the second published on this mash-up series by Titan Books, offers to the reader a mix of mystery, adventure, non-Euclidean geometry and menacing creatures form the Deep, in the Author’s attempt to mix together two well-known literary universes, as in the most famous A study in emerald by Neil Gaiman.

Looming Low vol.1 in preorder

Dim Shores presenta una nuova antologia di racconti di letteratura weird, ora in preorder in paperback e deluxe edition, Looming Low vol.1.

Il volume sarà presentato alla NecronomiCon di Providence ad agosto.

Qui di seguito, la lista dei racconti presenti nell’antologia.

Dim Shores presents a new anthology dedicated to weird literature, Looming Low vol.1.

The volume, now in preorder, contains 26 short stories and will debut at NecronomiCon in Providence, in August.

Here follows the table of contents.

“The Convexity of Our Youth” – Kurt Fawver
“The Stories We Tell About Ghosts” – A.C. Wise
“In Canada” – Michael Wehunt
“The Second Door” – Brian Evenson
“The Christiansen Deaths” – Daniel Mills
“Dusk Urchin” – Betty Rocksteady
“The Gin House” – Livia Llewellyn
“This Unquiet Space” – Damien Angelica Walters
“We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech” – Sunny Moraine
“Heirloom” – Brooke Warra
“That Which Does Not Kill You” – Lucy A. Snyder
“Doused by Night” – Simon Strantzas
“We Are All Bone Inside” – Kaaron Warren
“Outside, a Drifter” – Lisa L Hannett
“The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic” – Kristi DeMeester
“When the Blue Sky Breaks” – Scott Nicolay
“Mirror Bias” – Craig L. Gidney
“Boisea trivittata” – Anya Martin
“Rock n’ Roll Death Squad” – Michael Cisco
“Alligator Point” – S.P. Miskowski
“Stranger in the House” – Jeffrey Thomas
“SPARAGMOS” – Christopher Slatsky
“Banishments” – Richard Gavin
​​​​​​​“The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun” – Michael Griffin
“Live Through This” – Nadia Bulkin
“Distant Dark Places” – Gemma Files

Trade Paperback art: Yves Tourigny
Deluxe Hardcover art: Marcela Bolívar